Boy's Room Advice from the Experts



Of course, y'all are the experts and I'm the one needing advice. I've started working on Edward's big boy room and am suddenly at a standstill. Get ready for some quality iPhone pics (they're really bad, but the first one is pretty accurate lighting-wise.) 



That's it. That's all I have. The dresser is much prettier than the picture shows. 

This is the scene on his walls right now. 



Edward is begging for dark blue walls. He's four so he doesn't really get to make design decisions yet, but he seems to have an appreciation for pretty spaces so I want his room to be a place he loves.* 

It needs more layers, curtains and some bookshelves. The sweet boy asked for a picture of his family for his room.  My heart almost burst out of my chest. 

Now the white walls are fine, but a bit drab and dirty gray looking with the way the light is in the room.  Dark blue is really hard to pull off. I don't think it's a realistic option in here. Am I right? Any color ideas jumping out at you? Suggestions? Or do I just hang pictures and call it a day. 

Also, this children's book is one of my new faves to "read" with Edward. 



There are no words, but the most beautiful pictures. It tells the sweetest story that gave me goosebumps in the end.  Get it for your coffee table, even if you don't have children.  

* Y'all will find this funny. When Edward is really, really mad at me (usually because I've told him he can't jump on the furniture or eat candy for breakfast) he will say something like "... And I don't like my blue dresser! I don't want my new blue dresser anymore! I'm going to throw it in the trash."  This is also the kid that knows my favorite flower so I can take the decorating insults :) 



10 comments :

  1. Welll....you don't have to paint the whole room navy....just one wall might work. I bet Edward would love to pick the wall too! My half bath is Ben Moore Duesenberg Blue and I am crazy for it. (Sp. on Duesenberg?)

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  2. I agree--accent wall. When I did a dark blue, I ended up finding a "true" blue in the gray section of the paint cards. Can't remember what color it was--that was 2 paintings ago. :) Shar

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  3. Let him choose his color. I think this shows amazing respect for his choices, and anyway he'll change his mind in a couple of years. One of my girlfriends had a daughter who wanted a purple room. She got it, she was thrilled, and then a short time later decided she wanted a change. It's part of growing up. And, paint is cheap. Go for it!!!

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  4. I was going to say exactly what the others did. Edward sounds like a darling little character who knows what he wants. Another idea might be wallpaper in a classic indigo and white - something that could work for a long time, not something cutesy.

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  5. My son's nursery has dark blue walls ( BMW Van Deusen Blue) and it's super cozy. It too has white furniture and blue and white bedding. To keep it from being nautical, I mixed in rattan, tortoiseshell, and brass. He has framed folk art and Audubon prints. Also, books, books, books. They add tons of color pops. I love the direction that you're going i

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  6. My son's nursery has dark blue walls ( BMW Van Deusen Blue) and it's super cozy. It too has white furniture and blue and white bedding. To keep it from being nautical, I mixed in rattan, tortoiseshell, and brass. He has framed folk art and Audubon prints. Also, books, books, books. They add tons of color pops. I love the direction that you're going i

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  7. I have experimented with a lot of blues.. Try farrow and ball "borrowed light" it's not dark but is a beautiful blue..I would accent the room with dark blue..
    Whatever you do it will look great!

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  8. Maybe a picture rail with dark blue paint above? That would highlight his dresser, too.

    Rebecca

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  9. I vote for one of the gray blues you have on the wall. The room is just so cute for such a wonderful boy! And where did you get the blue toile pillows? I need some just like them!

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